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A Luncheon Honoring Katrina Foley on May 7

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Please join us for a luncheon honoring Katrina Foley, Trustee of the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Education and Candidate for the Mesa City Council.

Katrina Foley has been serving her community as a Trustee of the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Education for 4 years.  Katrina is now running for the Costa Mesa City Council, so that she can continue her public service.

Katrina previously served on the Costa Mesa Council, elected in 2004 and again in 2008. Katrina says that her motivation for seeking a new Council term is, “to bring a positive spirit and balanced approach to City issues.”  She pledges to “focus on the City’s fiscal health and economic prosperity – to strengthen our sense of community, to ensure that it’s good for my family and yours.”

Katrina is married to Casey Swanson. Casey is a public school teacher, and together they raise two teenage sons enrolled in local public schools.

Katrina is a practicing attorney, and is President of the Foley Group, a Professional Law Corporation in Newport Beach. The Foley Group, PLC provides services in artist and athlete management, employment litigation, family law, education advocacy, and non-profit compliance. In 2001 and 2004, Katrina was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners’ at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.

In 2010 Katrina was awarded the Orange Coast College “2010 Outstanding Citizen of the Year” recognition for her volunteer services and activities in the Costa Mesa and OCC community.

May 7, 2014, 12:00 Noon

The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

Irvine, CA 92612

To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to

DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799

…or pay securely online at

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/katrinafoley

 DFOC members RSVP here

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A Luncheon Honoring Henry Vandermeir, Democratic Party of Orange County Chair

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Head ShotThe Foundation is extremely proud that our County Party is being led by an individual with the deep passion and innovative ideas of a progressive, and the real-world practically of a seasoned veteran.  This dynamic combination has helped to build our progressive coalition so well, that Orange County’s Congressional representation at an all-time high, we have had a supermajority in the Legislature, and Democratic governance has flourished in Sacramento.  Orange County has become key, and we will honor Henry Vandermeir for his indispensable leadership role in making that happen.

 

Growing up in a military family, Henry spent his childhood traveling to Army bases throughout the world. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and taught computer science for the University of Maryland in their European Division for a number of years.

Once settled in California, Henry and his wife Lori started their own computer training company, traveling across the country for corporate clients such as IBM, Anderson Consulting, Avery Dennison and Mazda Motor of American. His company transitioned into designing instructional materials and building websites for business, nonprofit, union and political clients.

Henry has been active in Democratic politics for almost two decades, serving in a variety of positions including club president, state party caucus chair, state party executive board member, State party campaign trainer and as President of the California Democratic Council (CDC) which oversees all of the state’s clubs.

Under his leadership with CDC, Henry increased membership from 4,000 to over 20,000 by ensuring that clubs received a free website, leadership training, voter database, and professional banners, booths and other materials so that they could better market the Democratic message up and down the state.

Henry served as Executive Director for the Democratic Foundation of Orange County for two years and was elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) in January, 2013.

Henry will be speaking about and discussing with you, the status of the DPOC and the 2014 Election in Orange County.

April 30, 2014, 12:00 Noon 
The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to
DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799
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